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Zambian opposition leader goes free after state drops treason charges

Zambian opposition leader goes free after state drops treason charges

The freed opposition leader says the elections were rigged and has subsequently refused to recognise Lungu as president. Just before the start of the trial in Lusaka on Wednesday, prosecutors entered a "nolle prosequi", indicating that they are no longer willing to press the charges against Hichilema or his co-accused.



Charlottesville: Democrats move to remove Confederate statues

In the fallout from the violent rally in Charlottesville last weekend, a renewed sense of urgency to remove Confederate monuments has taken hold in towns and municipalities across the country. Those who argue in favor of keeping the larger-than-life depiction of the Virginian commander of the Confederate Army sitting atop his horse often cite Southern heritage and history as reasons to keep the monument.


Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border

Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 from forces loyal to Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has shown little tolerance for Salafist movements, detaining many of their members and raiding homes in searches for weapons.


Top oppn leaders to attend Sharad's show of strength today

Top oppn leaders to attend Sharad's show of strength today

Speaking at the "Save Composite Culture" conclave called by Yadav, Azad congratulated the rebel JD (U) leader for "choosing the path of secularism" and parting ways with Nitish Kumar after he allied with the BJP in Bihar. He said, "The people who are organizing the meeting are not important for us and we remain unaffected by it". He maintained that this event was being organised in the interest of the country.


Malala to study politics at Oxford University

Malala to study politics at Oxford University

The sick terrorists had previously banned girls from going to school and disapproved of her campaigning to improve women's education in her native Pakistan. She had received a conditional offer from the prestigious university earlier this year. After her treatment overseas, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution towards education.


Korea, US military chiefs discuss NK threats, alliance

Korea, US military chiefs discuss NK threats, alliance

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Seoul on Sunday afternoon, and is also scheduled to meet with Defense Minister Song Young-moo on Monday. "In this regard, our position and that of the US government is not different". The U.S. homeland is defended from intercontinental ballistic missiles by ground-based interceptors located at Fort Greely, Alaska.